29 Impressive High Street Puffer Coats That Are Perfect for Winter

Puffer coats have long been considered practical. But stylish? Thanks to a host of designer interpretations of the cosy, borderline-ugly outerwear, they've become something of a fashion-insider must-have. Arguably, it was a few years ago when the puffer coat's style status really reached its peak. Socialising outdoors was considered the norm, and the likes of Bottega Veneta and Totême created very special puffer coats, the majority of which swiftly made their way to the top of many an editor's and influencer's wish list. 

Since then, the duvet coat became essential for many of us—and not just those with budgets for the designer versions. Our favourite high street stores have stepped up to fill the gap in our wardrobe that calls for the cosiest outerwear, especially in this current cold snap. So, if you're hunting down a puffer coat right now, then we've got good news. We've spent all week finding the best and most affordable versions on the high street, just for you. 


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Yatri wears a green midi puffer coat from Marks & Spencer. 

The shops (both digital and real-life) are practically bursting with puffer coats, from classic black to bolder hues, with the most frugal coming in at £40. That's not to say they don't look premium. Design details such as statement labels and built-in belts as well as interesting silhouettes come together to create an expensive-looking edit. But don't take our word for it. Keep scrolling to see them. They’re so good every bone in your body will tell you they’re designer. Spoiler: They’re not.

Shop Our Edit of High-Street Puffer Coats

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This piece was published at an earlier date and has been updated. 

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.